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Prudential Zenith Life protecting its customers during the Coronavirus (COVID – 19) pandemic

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting lockdown, Prudential Zenith Life Insurance is rolling out a range of services to help customers cope with the lockdown. The new services include a range of additional COVID-19 insurance cover enhancements, without additional premium charges, and a waiver for ‘pandemic’ …

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UBA provides N5 billion ($14 million) for COVID-19 relief support across Africa

March 26, 2020 United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) Thursday announced a donation of over 5 billion Naira (USD14 million), through the UBA Foundation, to catalyse a comprehensive pan-African response to the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. The donation will provide significant and much needed support to Nigeria …

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Okonjo-Iweala’s appointment as South African Economic Adviser well deserved — Obi •Recalls her efforts to save Nigeria

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has described as deserving and highly rewarding the recent appointment of the former World Bank Managing Director, and former Minister of Finance of Nigeria, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as a member of the South …

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Nigeria, Ethiopia sign visa waiver agreement; Buhari assures of defeat of terrorism; Ends state visit

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, declared that his administration is fully determined to combat and defeat all acts of criminality, banditry and terrorism in the country. Speaking at a meeting with the Executive Committee members of the Nigerian Community in Ethiopia (NICE), the President appealed to all …

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Tony Elumelu Foundation disburses first tranche of $5m partnership commitment from African Development Bank • AfDB joins TEF Programme catalysing entrepreneurship across Africa

Tony O. Elumelu, CON, has congratulated the African Development Bank (AfDB), and AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina, on their commitment to African entrepreneurship, with the disbursement of $2.5 million seed capital to the AfDB-sponsored beneficiaries of the 2019 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. $2.5m was released with the remainder expected to be disbursed to …

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Malawi Presidential Election: Rawlings applauds Malawi Constitutional Court for rejecting US$20m bribes

The former President of Ghana, Dr Jerry Rawlings, has, over the weekend, applauded the decision of Malawi’s Constitutional Court, which nullified the May 21, 2019 presidential polls in the South African country, during which incumbent President Peter Mutharika was declared winner. The Malawi Court had last week nullified the results of last …

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Kenya’s longest serving President, Arap Moi dies at 95; He left his footprints in sands of time – President Buhari 

Former Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi, who ruled the country autocratically for 24 years, has died, aged 95. President Uhuru Kenyatta announced his demise on Tuesday, February 4. Reacting to his passage, President Muhammadu Buhari described the late Daniel Arap Moi as “a frontline nationalist who gave his best for …

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Burundi court sentences Iwacu journalists to 2.5 years in prison

Nairobi, January 30, 2020 Burundi authorities should not contest the appeal of four journalists from Iwacu convicted Thursday and should stop filing state security charges against reporters, the Committee to Protect Journalists has said. A court in Burundi, Thursday, convicted the four Iwacu journalists of attempting to undermine state security, fined them each $530, …

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